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I went into this book blind, only seeing it was about two 9 year old boys. As I have an adult son and currently have an 8 year old, I felt I could relate to the characters in this book. What I didn’t realize was how heart wrenching it would be for me! I had to dig for tissues as there was an ugly cry moment – or 2 – and it has changed the way I look at my children.
We follow the lives of 2 moms, one married, one a single mom, as they raise their sons. One is a rambunctious, lively little boy, full of life and energy. The other boy is quiet and subdued, more introverted and self contained. Yet they meet at a school for children who wouldn’t do well in the public school system, and become fast friends.
While the book is about the boys, it’s more about the moms. How the interact with others, their reactions and actions. It really makes you stop and think about how you would react in the same situation. Are you guilty of the same? I know after reading this book I am more aware of how I interact with my own children. They’re only little once, and I am trying to be more aware and present in the moments we’re together.
I highly recommend this book and you can find it at Amazon. (I did tell the author, and the publisher was made aware of the typos found in the book. So far they haven’t fixed them, but they’re not too bad or distracting.)
I truly hope you enjoy the book as much as I did!